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November 09, 2010


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On a somewhat related note, Georgia is trying to encourage the immigration of white South African farmers by offering them farmland at very low prices. Georgia's agricultural sector, especially the wine industry, has been struggling, and the hope is that the South Africans can turn things around with their proven expertise.

Doug (not Muir)

I saw an article about it in the Independent, which left me a bit skeptical. It's odd, but not impossible.

F'rinstance, there's a reasonably sized exchange program that brings people interested in tourism from Indian universities to the university here in Batumi. Not quite 100 students at a time, I think, but not too far from that either. So in about a dozen years there will probably be a tidy little Indian community in Batumi.

Will there also be Boers in Kakheti? It might be worth sticking around a few more years to see how these things play out. Maybe it's real-time examples of how odd groups wind up in all the nooks and crannies of the Caucasus.

Debbie Brown

"Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight" is a very popular memoir by a white woman who grew up in Zambia during colonialism. It's a very interesting book.

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